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Feb

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War Crimes & Accountability

The civil war between Sudan and South Sudan left two and a half million dead and destroyed South Sudan to such an extent that it has been unable to recover. Its infrastructure cannot support the needs of its starving and displaced people and, now, with its own civil war raging, South Sudan is destroying itself. […]

29
Jan

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News update: Arms Embargo against South Sudan

This January, the UN announced that the UN Security Council should enforce an arms embargo against South Sudan for crimes including violence against civilians, rape and sexual assault, and the use of child soldiers. Both President Salva Kiir’s forces and those of the rebel leader Riek Machar qualify for sanctions due to transgressions that have […]

03
Jan

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World Bank Statistics

Here are some statistics about South Sudan according to the World Bank (by year): Gross enrolment ratio 86 %, 2011 Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines 50.6%, 2009 Life expectancy at birth, total years 55, 2013 Gross National Income per capita (US dollars) $970, 2014 The Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest […]

03
Jan

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The Education Crisis

In 2014, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that the conflict in 2013 forced over half a million children to flee their homes in South Sudan. This drastic humanitarian situation disrupted the country and compromised the future of education for decades to come by destroying schools and forcing so […]

03
Jan

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Education Initiatives

According to UNICEF, almost one million children in South Sudan are not enrolled in school. The majority of these students who live in rural areas with active schools do not receive adequate education due to a lack of resources, violence, and insufficient financing. The enormous differences in gender equality and wealth prevent South Sudan form […]

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